Monthly Cruising Budget: Month 5 – First Month on the River

This was a bit of a crazy month.  We completed the last of our must-have upgrades before heading for the river, we left our homeport, we had a big going away party/celebrated Lauren's birthday, and we had some big boat expenses - some of them unexpected.

Monthly Cruising Budget: Month 2 – Shakedown Sail

After spending the first month getting to know the boat, and taking a few day sails, we were ready to start picking up a few key items and a few small improvements needed for spending a few weeks away from our homeport on our shakedown sail where we sailed across Lake Michigan.